In addition to a behind-the-scenes look at several generations of show business and hard-hitting insights about how the industry changed over the decades, such as paying women to throw hotel keys at Tom Jones, having Entertainment Tonight host Mary Hart’s legs insured for one million dollars, Bernstein also describes the relationships he had with stars and his notorious techniques, and getting married underwater for an episode of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.
Starmaker: Life As a Hollywood Publicist with Farrah, The Rat Pack and 600 More Stars Who Fired Me #ad - Jay bernstein, was famed for his sense of showmanship, his outrageous style, an entertainment industry fixture who helped launch the careers of celebrities including Farrah Fawcett and Suzanne Somers, and the publicity stunts he engineered to get attention for his clients. With the wisdom of experience and a sense of humor, this autobiography shares the intimate details of a fascinating Hollywood life.
The Mammoth Book of Hollywood ScandalsRobinson #ad - Murders, suicides, and more, scandalous romances, illegitimate children, cover-ups, unexplained deaths, from the 1920s to Hollywood's Golden Age in the 1960s and right up to the present day. It covers over 60 scandals including: the roscoe 'fatty' arbuckle scandal; clark gable's baby scandals; the rape of patricia douglas; the life and death of jean harlow; the sudden death of james dean; marilyn monroe's mysterious death; John Belushi Dies at the Chateau Marmont; Madonna's Hollywood Stalker; Hugh Grant's Hollywood Scandal; Winona Ryder Is Arrested For Shoplifting; The Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie Love Triangle; The Tragic Life and Death of Anna Nicole Smith; The Life and Death of Michael Jackson; Arnold Schwarzenegger's Love Child; The Very Public Melt-Down of Charlie Sheen; The Rise and Fall of Whitney Houston; The Marriage of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes and many, many more.
THE COMPENDIUM - HOLLYWOOD UNCENSORED#ad - Includes brand new bonus chapters. All this awaits in Hollywood Uncensored - The Compendium. Death, production troubles, child stars, scandal, casting, murder, careers that fizzled out, movie facts. A giant compendium of the Hollywood Uncensored volumes by Sam Hart.
Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of "The View"Thomas Dunne Books #ad - Meanwhile, the director was being driven insane, especially by Rosie. Setoodeh uncovers the truth about Star’s weight loss and wedding madness. The instant new york times and wall street journal bestseller like fire & fury, the gossipy real-life soap opera behind a serious show. Instead, she’d revolutionized morning tv and made household names of her co-hosts: Joy Behar, Star Jones, within ten years, Meredith Vieira and Elisabeth Hasselbeck.
Here's the full story of how star, while barbara struggled to maintain control of it all, then Whoopi tried to take over the show, then Rosie, a modern-day Lear with her media-savvy daughters. Plus, all the unseen hugs, snubs, tears—and one dead rodent. Ladies who punch shows why The View can be mimicked and mocked, but it can never be matched.
Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of "The View" #ad - Whoopi’s toxic relationship with Rosie. Barbara’s difficulty stepping away. Rosie’s feud with Trump. When barbara walters launched The View, network executives told her that hosting it would tarnish her reputation. And the headlines barely scratched the surface. Based on unprecedented access, including stunning interviews with nearly every host, award-winning journalist Ramin Setoodeh takes you backstage where the stars really spoke their minds.
Hooked on Hollywood: Discoveries from a Lifetime of Film FandomGoodKnight Books #ad - In addition, key feature articles from Maltin's newsletter Movie Crazy are published here for the first time, providing new perspectives on the Warner Bros. He used what he learned from these luminaries to embark on a 50-year and counting career that has included New York Times bestselling books, movie introductions on Turner Classic Movies, 30 years of regular appearances coast-to-coast on Entertainment Tonight, and countless other television and radio performances.
Sexy pre-code siren joan blondell; Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated actor Burgess Meredith; Cecil B. This second set of in-depth interviews reveals what life was like under Louis B. Early maltin interviews had literally been stored in his garage for more than 40 years until GoodKnight Books brought them to light for the first time in this volume to entertain readers and inform future film scholars.
Mayer, harry cohn, jack Warner, and the other titans of Hollywood. Teenaged leonard Maltin landed one-on-ones with Warner Bros. Finally, maltin looks back at what he considers hollywood's "overlooked" studio, RKO Radio Pictures, which gave us such classics as King Kong and the many dance musicals of Astaire and Rogers.
Hooked on Hollywood: Discoveries from a Lifetime of Film Fandom #ad - Classics casablanca and gold diggers of 1933 as well as many other masterpieces—and bombs—from Hollywood history. In leonard's unique and witty style, including saucy pre-Codes, comedies, musicals, he looks at dozens of obscure RKO features from the 1930s, and mysteries. He remains a thought leader on past and present Hollywood through his website www.
Hollywood: Did You Know?Royle Publishing #ad - And saints have always been few and far between in Tinsel Town. When i published my first book hollywood warts ‘n’ all Volume 1 in 2005, I was accused of ‘muck-raking’, of tarnishing the reputations of deceased stars who could no longer defend themselves. I still get the occasional brickbat along those lines even today, but times have changed.
Having said that, would test the resolve of most of us, I believe that the temptations ever present for these men and women who were suddenly faced with enormous wealth and universal adoration, saints and all. If, like me, particularly the days of the studio system, you are fascinated by the world of movies, I think you shall find more than enough items here to satisfy your curiosity.
Welcome to this my tenth book. Maids, bodyguards, chauffeurs, secretaries, family members and acquaintances of the rich and famous etc, agents, bell-hops, now put their memories into print, confirming much of what I have been writing about for almost a decade and a half. Of course, there are still those who rail against anyone who deigns to question the ‘snow-jobs’ churned out by studio publicity departments down the decades; the standard complaint being the usual one – the dead cannot defend themselves.
Hollywood: Did You Know? #ad - I have utilised anecdotes and comments from scores of biographies authorised and unauthorised, as well as Internet sources, magazine articles, interviews and TV appearances. Hollywood: did you know?’ is a collection of tidbits of information about the content or making of around 400 movies, ranging from the earliest days of the silent era to the present time.
For many of them even the so-called ‘greats’, peppering their reminiscences with expletives is commonplace.
Affairs To Remember Volume 1: The Private Lives Of 100 Movie ActressesRoyle Publishing #ad - They are just happy to set the record straight. I have decided to work through these ladies’ private histories alphabetically; each volume will contain 100 individuals, accompanied by hundreds of photographs and scores of quotes. Hopefully, this volume and those to come will also help keep that record straight.
Alan Royle. There are a few current stars in this first volume – Jennifer Aniston, Saffron Burrows, Monica Bellucci, Halle Berry, Annette Bening, Jodie Foster etc. This book is my twelfth and is the first of probably four volumes that will be looking at the private lives of the better-known actresses of Hollywood history.
The business of working in close proximity to some of the most desirable men and women in the world, makes movie acting a unique occupation, one that presents opportunities for extra-marital activity on a daily basis. Everything we know of the past is based on the flimsiest of evidence. My books are basically for those readers who share my fascination for the era of the big studios and the decades immediately following their demise.
Affairs To Remember Volume 1: The Private Lives Of 100 Movie Actresses #ad - Not every big female star was promiscuous, of course, but an awful lot were. And there are some silent era actresses as well – theda Bara, Louise Brooks, Clara Bow, Marion Davies and Billie Dove – but the vast majority are performers who operated from the thirties to the eighties. In the movie world we have been faced with the extra problem of being deliberately misled by studios bent on presenting their biggest money-earners in the most favorable light, and that often meant blatantly falsifying information on a grand scale.
When we add into this mix the probability of love scenes being rehearsed and shot numerous times and involving the most beautiful men and women on the planet, plus long periods of idleness between set-ups, and we can at least explain why movie stars have a reputation for enjoying many lovers.
The Castle on Sunset: Life, Death, Love, Art, and Scandal at Hollywood's Chateau MarmontDoubleday #ad - While a city, chateau marmont has welcomed the most iconic and iconoclastic personalities in film, an industry, music, and a culture have changed around it, and media. Vivid, and richly informed, salacious, Levy's book is a glittering tribute to Hollywood as seen from inside the walls of its most hallowed hotel.
An apartment house-turned-hotel, once falling nearly to his death; john belushi suffered a fatal overdose in a private bungalow; lindsay Lohan got the boot after racking up nearly $50, it has been the backdrop for generations of gossip and folklore: 1930s bombshell Jean Harlow took lovers during her third honeymoon there; director Nicholas Ray slept with his sixteen-year-old Rebel Without a Cause star Natalie Wood; Anthony Perkins and Tab Hunter met poolside and began a secret affair; Jim Morrison swung from the balconies, 000 in charges in less than two months.
The Castle on Sunset: Life, Death, Love, Art, and Scandal at Hollywood's Chateau Marmont #ad - Perched above the sunset Strip like a fairytale castle, the Chateau seems to come from another world entirely. La times bestseller**an amazon "best history Books of 2019 So Far" Pick*"Fascinating, dishy, and glimmering with insight. Cheryl strayed"A fabulously fizzy account. Vanity fair"i want to live inside this book!" --taylor jenkins ReidThe definitive history of Hollywood's most iconic, storied, and scandalous hotelFor ninety years, Hollywood's brightest stars have favored the Chateau Marmont as a home away from home.
It appeals to the rich and famous not just for its European ambiance but for its seclusion: Much of what's happened inside the Chateau's walls has eluded the public eye. Until now. With wit and insight, the creative breakthroughs and marital breakdowns, Shawn Levy recounts the wild revelries and scandalous liaisons, the births and deaths that the Chateau has been a party to.
Sex Lives of the Hollywood GoddessesPrion #ad - The early tycoons packed their epics with ravishing dancing girls and frequently used the casting couch method of employment. Sex has been the common currency of Hollywood from the beginning. Hollywood has always used sex to sell, but in the early days went to great lengths to cover up the erring ways of their top stars.
My Four Hollywood HusbandsTilton Bass Publishing #ad - Bill horton on "Days of Our Lives. William asher was the famous director-writer-producer of "I Love Lucy", "Bewitched" and the Beach Party movies. Joyce bulifant has lived the “hollywood life” for nearly seven decades, and through it, experienced what few outside the entertainment world can imagine. He has also composed music for Barbra Streisand and Bing Crosby.
Along the way Bulifant managed to command the spotlight for her own accomplishments. It’s also a story about perseverance and overcoming obstacles—and that happy endings are indeed possible. While following the path of her own successful career, Ms. Roger perry starred in "Star Trek" and over 300 TV shows and films.
My Four Hollywood Husbands #ad - It’s a story of love, a lasting love that is woven through the fabric of the world of entertainment. Bulifant managed to navigate the choppy waters of husbands' alcoholism, codependency and an extended family of four marriages. James macarthur played Danno on Hawaii Five-0 As gavin macleod’s wife marie on “the mary tyler more show”, dancing with Fred Astaire, a concerned mother in the movie “Airplane”, and her reoccurring role on “The Match Game.
My four hollywood Husbands is a rare peek into what happens off the screen. Edward Mallory was Dr.
Hollywood Heyday: 75 Candid Interviews with Golden Age LegendsMcFarland #ad - In 1978, fantle and Johnson, St. Over the years, frank capra and hoagy carmichael, more than 250 other stars also agreed--Lucille Ball, Rod Steiger, Bob Hope, James Cagney, Debbie Reynolds, George Burns, Milton Berle, Mickey Rooney, to name a few. Paul teenagers, boarded a plane to meet with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly.
Hollywood Heyday: 75 Candid Interviews with Golden Age Legends #ad - Published for the first time and with exclusive photos, this selection of 75 interviews chronicles the authors' 40-year quest for insights and anecdotes from iconic 20th century artists. They had written the stars requesting interviews--and to their amazement, both agreed. What audacity!" exclaimed actor Robert Wagner when he heard about the authors' adolescent exploits in nabbing interviews with Hollywood celebrities.